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drank Yerba Mate by Teas Etc
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 22 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: green tea, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: green tea, vegetal
Flavor: sweet, vegetal, green tea, followed by astringency and a touch of bitterness
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly bitter and astringent
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

The steeped mate doesn’t look too different from the dry mate.

Really similar to green tea, only you don’t get the same fast caffeine high and crash after – it’s more a little bit of energy to keep you going. However, I don’t suggest this as a wake up cup because it doesn’t kick you awake and say FUNCTION! I do think it would be an excellent follow up cup(s) after your wake up brew.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/04/teas-etc-loose-leaf-mate-tea-yerba-mate.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
SoccerMom

I need my first cuppa to kick me awake too.

AmazonV

yea…it’s hard to get going with a mellow cup of tea

Cecilia Regueiro Pimienta

Don´t use sugar to drink it!!! it tastes horrible with sugar!

AmazonV

@Cecilia what about honey? it seems to need a little extra something and i think milk would hide the flavor completely

Dinastea

Hi I’m Cecilia, I have this profile too. I don´t recomend any honey neither but try it out. When you prepare yerba mate with hot milk it’s called mate cocido and children can drink it too, they say it´s delicious!

Dinastea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYYHmskxpa8&feature=related

Watch this video it explains how yerba mate is supposed to be drank!

AmazonV

I don’t have the gourd but can certainly try the wet then steep – and i have a filter straw

SoccerMom

So is this a whole different taste than Teavana’s My Morning Mate??

AmazonV

the green mates are not roasted and very much more green tea than the roasted ones – sort of like how black tea isn’t green tea…

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SoccerMom

I need my first cuppa to kick me awake too.

AmazonV

yea…it’s hard to get going with a mellow cup of tea

Cecilia Regueiro Pimienta

Don´t use sugar to drink it!!! it tastes horrible with sugar!

AmazonV

@Cecilia what about honey? it seems to need a little extra something and i think milk would hide the flavor completely

Dinastea

Hi I’m Cecilia, I have this profile too. I don´t recomend any honey neither but try it out. When you prepare yerba mate with hot milk it’s called mate cocido and children can drink it too, they say it´s delicious!

Dinastea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYYHmskxpa8&feature=related

Watch this video it explains how yerba mate is supposed to be drank!

AmazonV

I don’t have the gourd but can certainly try the wet then steep – and i have a filter straw

SoccerMom

So is this a whole different taste than Teavana’s My Morning Mate??

AmazonV

the green mates are not roasted and very much more green tea than the roasted ones – sort of like how black tea isn’t green tea…

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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